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Elbow Room Coffee Shop

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$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
West End
American, Cafe, Canadian
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560 Davie St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2G4, Canada
+1 604-685-3628
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Erie, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great atmosphere, fun, good food. Unique! A little bit of humor and sarcasm added by the owner who is fantastic.

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Thank JR F
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is a Vancouver classic loaded with neighbourhood character. If you want to go to a breakfast cafe that is predictable and just like the last 100 places at which you ate, then there's a Denny's a few blocks west on Davie St.

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Thank David H
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm so happy I found this gem. If you get easily offended it's probably not the place to be for you, but if you're having a good humor and open for a laugh you'll love it. The waiters were so funny and friendly. They've a large variety of food (savoury and sweet). The quality of the food was excellent and... More 

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Thank Franziska S
Phoenix, AZ
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79 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was looking for a local hole in the wall close to my hotel and the Elbow Room fit this bill... I arrived a few minutes prior to opening so looked up reviews and menu. Based on the reviews I was prepared to be insulted from the moment I stepped in. Maybe they are just not warmed up at 9am... More 

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Thank jim85004
Lloydminster, Canada
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had heard about this place and always wanted to see for myself. Was everything I expected PLUS the food was really good and super quick! My sons new nickname- sucky sucky thanks to a hickey he walked in with. Will be going back next time I visit Vancouver. Thanks for the unique experience.

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Thank Cheryl L
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fun cafe with the best brunch in DT Vancouver! Huge delicious pancakes! Reasonably priced. Do not miss breakfast at this place.

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Thank Daniellefitz
Maple Ridge, Canada
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390 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The waiter here was very much in your face and used colourful language with us as well as the customers at other tables. If you are easily offended - this is not the place for you to go for a meal - even if you'll miss a great meal. First off he asked if we wanted F'ing coffee. I said... More 

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Thank Buttercup5687
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017 via mobile

Excellent food that kept us going all day, the staff are straight to the point And don't mince their words and contribute to that unique vibe. Some very tasty dishes, was our best meal during our 2 week stay in vancouver.

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Vancouver, Canada
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

To laugh, maybe be shocked, listen in to server's communications with neighbouring table and a great meal at a reasonable price. If you are easily offended, go to a nice family restaurant, but if you are looking for a unique dining experience with great food, don't miss The Elbow Room! Definitely casual, not for young kids and an open mind... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

From the outside it just looks like a breakfast restaurant. But when you enter you find yourself in a very family unfriendly place. The photography and artwork is just disturbing, and the service staff, two older gentlemen, keep making disturbing sexual innuendos as they serve their food. Or, you get to hear disturbing conversation at nearby tables. All I can... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Canadian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 560 Davie St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2G4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > West End
  • Neighborhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +1 604-685-3628

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Neighborhood Profile
West End
A hodgepodge of landscapes, the West End combines verdant gardens and blocky modern architecture, with Victorian bits and Edwardian bobs in between. It is a paradise for takeout food, take-away coffee, and perhaps incongruously, some of Vancouver's most languid lines of beachfront. English Bay and Sunset Beach invite swimmers, strollers, and picnic-lovers to take in dusk settling over the water, or to jog along with the sunrise, offering breathtaking views at any time of day. The West End merges together so many looks and flavors probably because it functions a hub: its the leafy pit-stop between nightlife and entertainment venues along Davie Street, and the shopping paradise that is Robson Street, offering visitors beautiful parkland to rest on, and quick, easy food to re-fuel with in between ventures.
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